Tag: Peter Beattie

Hate Laws Take On Extremists

Sunday Mail/Courier Mail | March 4, 2001

Anti-hate laws will be rushed into parliament by the State Government to counter an outbreak of white extremism.

Last night Premier Peter Beattie confirmed that Cabinet would give the go-ahead tomorrow for anti-vilification legislation.

Anyone who incited racial or religious hatred or violence would be charged with a crime, carrying a $5000 fine or up to six months in jail.

Aborigines have been targetted in Rockhampton, where property has been covered with stickers urging residents to “awake” and “save the white race”.

Further north in Mackay, the Anti-Discrimination Commission has recieved complaints from …